Gerald Seymour The Best Revenge


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On the Mongolian steppes a general in the People's Liberation Army stakes his career, and his life, on a GPS-free missile guidance system that will change the balance of power on the battlefield.

In Bath a young Chinese woman has secured the affections of a young brainiac working on that very problem.

In Leamington Spa a deep cover operative has given himself away.

And in London Jonas Merrick watches all, assessing, planning. A moment, perhaps, for him to strike a blow to China's espionage network in the UK.

One thing he does not see, however, is in Moscow. An order given: 'bring me his head'. Tautly plotted and frighteningly authentic, The Best Revenge cements Jonas Merrick as one of the great figures of modern spy fiction.

About the Author

Gerald Seymour exploded onto the literary scene in 1975 with the massive bestseller Harry's Game. The first major thriller to tackle the modern troubles in Northern Ireland, it was described by Frederick Forsyth as 'like nothing else I have ever read' and it changed the landscape of the British thriller forever.

Gerald Seymour was a reporter at ITN for fifteen years. He covered events in Vietnam, Borneo, Aden, the Munich Olympics, Israel and Northern Ireland. He has been a full-time writer since 1978.

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'You don't read Gerald Seymour, you commit to it totally. His stories have amazing detail, yet you still fly through them. And your effort is well rewarded'
- Sun

'Seymour orchestrates the build-up to his denouement as masterfully as Merrick co-ordinates his Spanish sting'
- The Sunday Times on In At The Kill

'As ever, the great strength of Seymour's writing lies in his depiction of the poor bloody infantry of crime and policing'
- The Times

'Seymour's portrayal of the city's crime dynasty, and its inner rivalries and tensions, is masterful'
- Financial Times

'Seymour's finger is always on the current socio-political pulse, and the new book is a welcome return for his curmudgeonly MI5 man Jonas Merrick'
- i news

'Even after thirty-seven novels [Seymour] has lost none of his talent for thrilling plots and creating credible and sympathetic characters, nor his journalist's eye for modern espionage tradecraft and techniques'
- Shots Magazine

'There are strong echoes of George Smiley in Merrick's mild and unprepossessing manner, which disguises a razor-sharp brain and considerable courage when necessary'
- Financial Times

'Supreme spy writer'
- Peterborough Telegraph

'[Charles] Cumming is perhaps matched only by Gerald Seymour now when it comes to recounting field operations'
- Sunday Times


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